The All Star break ends today with action all around the majors. The All-Star break is often deemed the worst three days of a sportsfans year. Nobody else is playing so time to watch movies and get outside.
Life has been extremely busy of late work with hardly no staff has been a bear. Then there is baseball between coaching and umpiring I have been on a field every night this week. I have tonight off and I’m going fishing damn it.
Sometimes in umpiring you get a sweet deal as I did Tuesday. I got assigned a 6pm game on Tuesday at about 11am. I got because I was the closest umpire to that field. I show up meet up with my partner we take the long walk to the field. Coaches say this is a continued game we are starting in the bottom of the 5th. Game ends in bottom of 7th with a walk off double. We both received full fees for the game not bad 45 minutes in and out.
The laser is plying on the Senior Little league All-Stars the equalvilent of Babe uth or Pony league. the boys played Sunday and got beat beat had one bad inning. they are playing a team from the city. They were facing elimination and had to play in the city Monday Night. The boys went up 3-1 then 4-1 . In the 5th inning the city teams catcher was ejected for pushing one of our kids. In the 6th the Centerfielder was ejected for threatening to cut the guys on our bench because he thought they were laughing at them. They weren’t. Then we had a baserunning error when our kid was tagged out. There third baseman said I got you bitch. The umpire issued warnings to both teams. In the top of the 7th with us leading 7th to 1 the wheels fell off their bus. There pitcher hit one of our kids with a pitch due to the warning he was ejected. The pitch wasn’t thrown on purpose it got away from the kid.
Two others mouthed off and the coach all ejected . The boys won they are playing for the state championship this weekend if they take the best 2 out of 3 they head south to New Jersey to represent Massachusetts in the east coast regional of Senior Little League World Series. If they survive New Jersey, it is off to Bangor Maine, for the Senior Little League World Series. As coach and a parent I was proud of these kids being 16 handling themselves with class and dignity. There easily could have been more tension if our gys mouthed off but they walked out quietly
The 2nd court of appeals ruled in favor of the NFL. Brady has maintained his innonce. The court isn’t ruling on the deflation of footballs. The NFL appealed Jude Berman’s ruling saying that he incorrectly applied the law. The appeals court over ruled Berman saying he didn’t appeal the law correctly that the NFL didn’t violate the CBA. Ultimately I don’t think the Supreme Court will be bothered to hear Brady’ appeal. I think the Patriots go 2-2 under Jimmy Grapes. they loose to Arizonia and then to either Buffalo or Houston. Brady was standing up for his rights. It was incumbent upon NFLPA to negioate a better CBA.
That’s all I have for Today.